Should I Use .doc or .docx Word File Format for My Resume and Cover Letter?

For a long time I recommended sending your resume or cover letter formatted as a .doc file, with the .doc extension; for example, susan-ireland-resume-technical-support.doc. Well, times have changed, and I now recommend sending your resume or cover letter formatted as a .docx file, with the .docx extension; for example, susan-ireland-resume-technical-support.docx. Also see: Should I Send...more »

Resume Format to Change Back to Former Career

There's an unconventional resume format that comes in handy every once in a while for special cases. It's the achievement resume format and it's just the right one for Bridget's husband, who wants to return to a former career after 12 years of doing something else. Take a look. You might also like: Resume Examples...more »

Best Resume Format for LOTS of Career Change

You've changed careers several times in your work life. It's been fun and you've gained a lot of experience. But on your resume, your work history looks scattered. What resume format will frame your career change history to show that you're really a focused professional? Here's what we suggested for DiAnn, a job seeker who...more »

Why You Need a Professional Resume Template

I believe in working smarter, not harder. In the case of resume writing, that means you need a professional resume template. Sure, you could open a blank page in Word and start typing from scratch. Set your own margins, indents, bullet points, fonts, borders, bold, underlines, and special features to make your resume look organized...more »

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